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If Slaughter Houses Had Glass Walls…

May 14, 2013

Most people, statistically, eat meat. Many only see what the latest undercover video shows, and never see large operations.

With technology that can change, and here are two videos – one beef, one pork – showing start to finish processing of meat. Warning – this may be graphic for some to watch. It shows the slaughter of pigs and cattle. It is not as horrid as undercover videos portray, but animal lives are ending.

Pork:

Those who buy direct will often have animals processed at home or at a small processor. The large processors supply volume – grocery stores, restaurants – the majority of the meat supply. The truth of what happens typically on a day in, day out basis gets the meat to consumers.

Many say if you buy at the grocery store you’re contributing to torture. With this little tour, you can see for yourself how that burger or steak or bacon is processed for food. It’s said if there were glass walls on slaughter houses there would be more vegetarians, and some might be turned off by the process. However, many are curious and will find it’s not what they were led to believe.

See for yourself. It’s your food!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2013 10:16 AM

    Reblogged this on Food, Farm, Life Choices and commented:

    I’m including a reblog today from the sister blog, SlowMoneyFood. If you follow both blogs apologies for the dual post. Normally I keep different content on both, with that more food preparation, storage, selection, etc and this the how it gets to be food – production aspect. I feel this is an important topic, as although we have tapped humane small processors for our animals and birds, the majority of people who buy at the store or buy at a restaurant are eating that which comes from volume production of a much larger level. For those folks interested – a look at food. (Note – these videos show the slaughter of livestock – cattle and pigs. It’s not as gruesome as some videos portray, but full disclosure as to what is shown!)

  2. May 14, 2013 4:17 PM

    Reblogged this on samWOW-Life at College and commented:
    I’m sharing these videos because I found them really informative as to how exactly animals are processed. Honestly, the opening scene of “Saving Private Ryan” or any battle scenes from “300” are more violent than what you see here. Whether or not you eat meat, I would encourage you to watch these videos, narrated by Temple Grandin herself. There are two videos – one beef, one pork – showing start to finish processing of meat. Warning – this may be graphic for some to watch. It shows the slaughter of pigs and cattle. It is not as horrid as undercover videos portray, but animal lives are ending.

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